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HydroMedi Therapy

HydroMedi Therapy Cambridge

Our skin is both our protection from the world and the face we present to it. It is no coincidence that clear healthy skin is generally perceived as attractive but our skin is under constant attack and some of the most pernicious attacks come from invaders that we cannot see and are only aware of them when we see the damage they cause.

Bacteria and particles of pollution just a few thousandths of a millimetre in size from for instance, traffic fumes, can actually get under the top most layers of our skin and into our pores, with devastating effect.

Jean Krutmann, Professor of Dermatology at Leibniz Research Institute and his team carried out 5 studies, two looking at the effects of pollution on German women and three studies in China.

“We found that people living in cities have skin that ages faster with many more pigment spots over their faces…”

The studies found that the long term effects of even very small increases in the level of pollutants (far less than the levels found in parts of London and other UK cities) could result in a big increase in the number of pigmentation spots. The cause was found to be microscopic particles of soot from diesel fumes, covered by a thin layer of unburnt oily diesel fuel. It is the oily coating that enables the particle to break through the protective outer layer of the skin. Once in the skin the same oily toxins cause the release of melanin in the skin, similar to the tanning process but much more patchy resulting in the pigmented “age spots.”

Skin Pollution

Because these invaders are in the skin and not sitting on it they cannot simply be wiped away with a cleanser. In fact this process has the opposite effect of pushing these very small pollutants further into the skin.

Fortunately Cosmex Clinic has now introduced HydroMedi treatments which are in effect a non-invasive spring clean and rejuvenation treatment for the skin. It works rather like a smaller and more precise version of a wet carpet cleaner (e.g. VAXTM), however instead of sucking carpet cleaner into the skin there are 4 solution bottles filled with medical grade products in solution to deep cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish the skin.

The combination of the suction, turbulence and chemical action of the solutions reaches down into the skin to unblock pores, remove blackheads, bacteria, spots and pustules, and generally carry away pollutants and loose skin flakes. This is then followed by two further stages of treatment to hydrate and nourish the skin leaving it refreshed. There is no down time, no pain and all skin types can be treated.

We then generally follow the HydroMedi treatment with Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) to sooth the skin, aid regeneration and where appropriate kill remaining acne causing bacteria.